Lot 257. 7 Harlem Globetrotters Programs, 1950-60. Since their creation in 1926 as a Chicago team, the Globetrotters have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in at least 120 countries. Five programs are from the early 1950s – 1950-51, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55 and 1955-56. There also are two programs for 1959-60. The back cover is missing from the 1950-51 program, which pictures Goose Tatum as one of the current players. The 16-page program has an ex appearance with the front cover by Lon Keller. The other programs contain at least 20 pages of photos and information. The 1952-53 program is vg-ex with a 2.75” spine split at the bottom. The edition for 1953-54 is ex; 1954-55, ex with a corner chip and a Keller cover; and 1955-56, vg+. Each contains a summary of the team’s travels and exploits during the previous season, as well as a section on owner Abe Saperstein. The 1959-60 program sports a cover with Willard Mullin artwork. Meadowlark Lemon is among the players pictured and profiled inside. One copy is a qualified ex, and the other, a qualified ex-m. The first has the date and small extra pen mark on the front, and the staples are missing from the second. These programs have delightful covers and excellent photo coverage of the team inside. Winning Bid $55.